Housed in a former marketplace in Toluca, Mexico the Cosmovitral Botanical Garden is probably most famous for its outstanding stained glass pirces by Leopoldo Flores. The botanical garden contains more than 500 species of plants and there are more than 70 pieces of individual stained glass works. The Sun Man welcomes visitors upon arrival. When the sun shines through the pieces at just the right angle, the entire building is awash in deep red and warm blue colors.
The Cosmovitral, in the heart of Toluca, stands as a haven of peace and beauty amidst the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city. These photos were taken during a recent Reefs to Rockies trip to Mexico with members of Denver Botanic Gardens.